American Maker Host
Contributing editor for MAKE magazine
Mister Jalopy is a contributing editor for MAKE Magazine. He has written an introduction to welding and two of his how-to projects: the world's biggest iPod and a mobile drive-movie projector. Mr. Jalopy's blog is at http://hooptyrides.blogspot.com/. A recent editorial about Mister Jalopy appeared in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/25/opinion/25mon4.html).
American Maker Panelists
Artist and Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Colleen Ludwig is an artist whose work is a fusion of technology, sculpture, moving images, and performance. She engages the audience through multiple senses to highlight the constant negotiation between self and society. Ludwig performed ContactContact at the San Francisco and Austin Maker Faires in 2007. She created the immersive installation Vanishing Point at aceartinc. in Winnipeg in 2008. She received her MFA in Time and Interactivity from the University of Minnesota in 2005 and her BFA in Film and Television from NYU in 1989. She is currently an Assistant Professor of New Genres at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Marc de Vinck
Product Designer and MAKE blogger
Marc de Vinck received his BFA from Parsons School of Design in 1994. He has worked in several different fields including a period of time as a traditional metasmith, Illustrator, and 3D model maker. In 1997 he started his own product design company, and over the past 10+ years he has worked on hundreds of projects ranging from package design and prototyping, to new product development and promotion. Currently Marc is very interested in micro-controllers, interactive art, and anything that uses technology in a unique way. However, he also enjoys anything that has great design, regardless of the medium. Since early 2007 Marc has been able to convert his passion for technology and design into a job as an author and blogger for Make Magazine. Recently he started writing his first book that will be published by O'Reilly Media Inc. in 2009.
MAKE, Editor and Publisher
Our panelists will choose their favorite American Maker in Chicago, and this maker will receive a $500 prize along with publication in an upcoming issue of Make magazine.